The conservative’s in this country are lowering the discourse in politics today…according to Pelosi and the left. Of course this fails to explain the lowering of discourse by Rep. Grayson who told everyone from the floor of the house that Republicans want people to “Die quickly.” Hell, the very same person who demanded the house censure a man whose only crime was yelling during a Presidents speech, and apologized for the outburst, now defends Grayson…confirming her hypocrite status (like we needed another confirmation).
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says there’s no reason for Rep. Alan Grayson to apologize for his “Die quickly” remark, since Republicans have made statements just as outrageous as his.
“If anybody’s going apologize, everybody should apologize,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. “We are holding Democrats to a higher standard than their own members.”
She deemed the flap over Grayson’s remarks a distraction from the healthcare debate.
“Typically, Republicans would like to use this as distraction because they have no plan,” Pelosi said.
Republicans, who have been eager to compare Grayson’s remark to Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-S.C.) “You lie!” outburst, said Pelosi’s refusal to call on Grayson to apologize meant that she condones “despicable” conduct.
“The only thing lower than the Speaker’s actions – or inaction – are her ever-worsening public approval ratings,” said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
If anybody’s going to apologize, everybody should apologize?
What an ignorant dunce this lady is.
And they are holding people to higher standard by ignoring insulting language uttered by members of their party while screeching about much less grievous behavior by the other side of the aisle?
But now the aide to Grayson say’s that not only do the Republicans want people to die quickly….they want to MURDER people:
Tyler Norkus was responding to a previous email from Ken Hutcheson, a businessman in Grayson’s Orland-area district who had written of the congressman’s “die quickly” statements:
“I am embarrassed; for you, for me, and for the district my Congressman represents,” Hutcheson wrote. Time is important; it should not be wasted on childish antics like we saw in his speech on the floor.”
From: Norkus, Tyler [Email address redacted] Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:39 AM
To: Ken Hutcheson
Subject: RE: Congressman Graysons speech on health care
As you know, we do support the health care plan and feel failure to act is similar to murdering the uninsured. On the other hand, we respect differences of opinion and I will let him know how you feel.
Will she, or anyone from the Democrat party, hold them accountable now for truly lowering the level of discourse?
Not betting on it.